Health Protection Agency

Type: Organization
Name: Health Protection Agency
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 1 reports

Do drugs firms see Ebola as issue for 'poor people in poor countries'?

Pharmaceutical firms view Ebola as unprofitable and an issue for “poor people in poor countries”, it’s been claimed.Sridhar Venkatapuram, a health justice expert , called the position a “current moral problem” that some describe as “unjustifiable”.No ... [Published EuroNews - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

EU Boosts Its Immediate Aid To Contain Ebola Outbreak

In addition, a second "European mobile laboratory" will be deployed in the coming days, most likely to Sierra Leone, to provide essential support to diagnostics and testing."We are determined to fight the further spread of the deadly epidemic. Many lives ... [Published IPMI Magazine - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Council to test more than 1,000 homes for high levels of radioactive gas

18 August 2014 | ByMore than 1,000 council homes will be tested for high levels of radioactive gas, a Scottish council has announced.Highland Council has commissioned Public Health England to test 1,150 homes at risk of naturally occurring radon gas, ... [Published InsideHousing - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

1000 Highland homes targeted for radon gas checks

OVER a thousand council homes in the Highlands are to be tested in a massive operation to inspect levels of potentially-lethal radon gas.Parts of the region are regarded as being at a high risk of the natural radioactive gas which is linked to 1,000 deaths ... [Published The Scotsman - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

READER'S LETTER: Dealing with dog muck in South Molton requires...

Comments (0)AS a dog owner and regular user of South Molton recreation ground and community woodland, I read with interest the town council's response to Jean Foster on the subject of dog fouling.This perennial issue is probably one of the most talked ... [Published North Devon Journal - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Three patients infected with salmonella die at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham

Three people who caught salmonella died after an outbreak at a Birmingham hospital two months ago.Officials from Public Health England are investigating an outbreak of the disease which saw dozens infected with the food poisoning bug.There were 43 cases ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Reader’s letters - Wednesday August 13, 2014

Don’t ask tough questionsFacing an unprecedented public backlash to their plans the shale gas exploitation company Cuadrilla, and the industry pressure group,the North West Energy Task Force has started a charm offensive to woo those who may have – as ... [Published Lancashire Evening Post - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Guidance: Communicable disease outbreak management: operational guidance

This document provides operational guidance for the management of outbreaks of communicable disease in England for all parts of Public Health England ( PHE ) that hold health protection responsibilities. It is a framework for working across the new public ... [Published HM Treasury - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Man dies from pesticide fumes in Dubai flat

Man dies from pesticide poisoning via air conditioning ventsA MAN has died from pesticide poisoning that spread through air conditioning units, Dubai Police say.Police announced on Sunday that a Filipino was found dead at a flat in Dubai after her neighbour ... [Published 7 Days Abu Dhabi - Aug 10 2014]
Entities: Dubai, Pesticide, Phosphide
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola health alert issued, minimal risk for Maldives

The Ministry of Health has issued a health alert regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, although the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said the risk is minimal for the Maldives.“We have discussed this with the WHO as well, the risk is minimal for ... [Published Minivan News - Aug 05 2014]
Entities: Maldives, Ebola, Infectious
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 2 reports

Maldives health ministry issues alert on Ebola

The Maldives Health Ministry on Monday issued an alert advising people to take preventive measures against the dangerous Ebola virus which is spreading throughout West African countries, a statement said.The health alert issued by the ministry stated ... [Published China.org.cn - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Research and analysis: Tuberculosis (TB): annual update

This year’s update includes:the epidemiology and control of tuberculosis ( TB ) in 4 high incidence areas in the UK diagnostic delays initiatives aimed at reducing barriers to treatment and careOlder annual updates are available on the archived Health ... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 23 2014]

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"We are determined to fight the further spread of the deadly epidemic. Many lives depend on our immediate assistance. Our support will ensure urgently-needed healthcare and the strengthening of preventive measures through our partner organisations which are helping around the clock to provide life-saving assistance to the victims" said Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
Hugh Fraser, the council’s director of education, said: "The council has made significant efforts to solve the radon problems by employing specialist radon consultants and contractors to instal the required works."
...amendments, the working group made reference to the latest guidelines and criteria recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), the "Guidelines for Assessing the Microbiological Safety of Ready-to-eat Foods Placed on the Market" published by the Health Protection Agency in the United Kingdom (the UKUK HPA Guidelines) and also took the local situation into consideration...
The authors write, "We encourage other countries to similarly report the characteristics of all patients tested for MERS-CoV to improve understanding of the predictive value of different clinical and epidemiologic manifestations in various populations at different times. This will help inform the evolving international public health response to this novel pathogen."

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Do drugs firms see Ebola as issue for 'poor peo... [Published EuroNews - 21 hours ago]
Detailed guide: Preparing for and responding to... [Published Cabinet Office - Aug 19 2014]
EU Boosts Its Immediate Aid To Contain Ebola Ou... [Published IPMI Magazine - Aug 19 2014]
Council to test more than 1,000 homes for high ... [Published InsideHousing - Aug 18 2014]
1000 Highland homes targeted for radon gas checks [Published The Scotsman - Aug 17 2014]
READER'S LETTER: Dealing with dog muck in South... [Published North Devon Journal - Aug 16 2014]
Steep rise in antibiotic use for coughs and colds [Published Nursing Times - Aug 16 2014]
Three patients infected with salmonella die at ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Aug 15 2014]
Three Salmonella Patients Die In Birmingham [Published Free Radio - Aug 15 2014]
Microbiological Guidelines for Food takes effec... [Published Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Aug 14 2014]
Reader’s letters - Wednesday August 13, 2014 [Published Lancashire Evening Post - Aug 13 2014]
Guidance: Communicable disease outbreak managem... [Published HM Treasury - Aug 12 2014]
Ebola screening for tourists begin [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Aug 11 2014]
Man dies from pesticide fumes in Dubai flat [Published 7 Days Abu Dhabi - Aug 10 2014]
Implementing the Sharps Regulations in the NHS [Published Hospital Pharmacy Europe - Aug 08 2014]
Guinea: West Africa: EU boosts its immediate ai... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 08 2014]
'Government stimulation' needed for Ebola research [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 07 2014]
News Scan for Aug 05, 2014 [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Aug 06 2014]
Steep rise in antibiotic use for coughs and colds [Published Winsford Guardian - Aug 05 2014]
TNT driver unable to walk after flesh-eroding b... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 05 2014]
Ebola health alert issued, minimal risk for Mal... [Published Minivan News - Aug 05 2014]
Detailed guide: How we respond to marine pollut... [Published Cabinet Office - Aug 05 2014]
Hospital Acquired Bacterial Infections Market -... [Published MyNewsDesk - Aug 05 2014]
Press release: Significant scope to improve ant... [Published Department for Transport - Aug 05 2014]
Why are Steiner schools so controversial? [Published BBC - Aug 04 2014]
Maldives health ministry issues alert on Ebola [Published China.org.cn - Aug 04 2014]
Health alert on Ebola outbreak [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Aug 04 2014]
Before You Panic: A Few Facts About Ebola [Published Daily Kos - Aug 03 2014]
Now antibiotic-resistant bacteria are found in ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 01 2014]
X-rays and scans for kids [Published BootsWebMD - Jul 31 2014]
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Guinea: West Africa: EU boosts its immediate ai... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 08 2014]
Source: European CommissionCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone The European Union is increasing by an additional €8 million its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the fourth increase of EU assistance ...
National Geographic: African Ebola Outbreak Wil... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 30 2014]
Experts speaking to the National Geographic  suggest that it is "likely" that the dreaded Ebola virus spreading across West Africa will make its way to the United States, but once here, it is unlikely to spread far, due to advanced American medical ...
Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK? [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
Via The Guardian: Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK? Excerpt:If somebody with the virus in their body but not yet ill arrived at a UK airport, they would not be detected – who would know? But border control staff have been warned of the symptoms ...
Nigeria Becomes Fourth Country Hit by 'Out of C... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 27 2014]
A 40-year-old Liberian man who died in Lagos, Nigeria, has become the first victim of ebola in Africa's most populous country, according to the Nigerian government. His death makes Nigeria the fourth country to experience an ebola incident since the ...
Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 12th... [Published Think Defence - Jun 13 2014]
Defence related Parliamentary Written Statements and Answers to Written Questions D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations (UK/France) The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Anna Soubry):  My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of ...
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